Project launches 27 August at 3pm
A young Lisburn entrepreneur, who is participating in the Council's 'Graduate into Business Programme', is encouraging local residents to experience a modern approach to allotment gardening at Whitemountain Road, Lisburn.
Alderman Jim Dillon, Chairman of the Council's Economic Development Committee is pictured with young entrepreneur Grainne Phillips at her new business Little Green Allotments
Ms Grainne Phillips, owner of 'Little Green Allotments' which is situated three miles outside Lisburn City Centre, said: "This is a very special and unique area, which has breathtaking views of the Mourne Mountains and Lough Neagh. The soil onsite is unpolluted following the careful nurturing of generations of farmers over the last century. This 100% organic soil is guaranteed to grow the best fruit and vegetables.
"Located on Lisburn's doorstep it truly is a place for everyone to enjoy. If you are interested in taking an allotment then come along to the project's official launch on 27 August at 3pm. Everyone who attends will experience a tour of the site, live music and a garden market."
This business promises to offer its allotment holders support when developing their allotment to cultivate home grown fruit and vegetables. Additional facilities such as a relaxation centre, workshops and entertainment are also planned.
Alderman Jim Dillon, Chairman of the Council's Economic Development Committee, speaking about this entrepreneurial project, said: "I am very impressed with the entrepreneurial qualities Grannie has demonstrated in bringing this project to fruition. The Council is delighted, through its Economic Development Unit, to provide support to this graduate run business.
"The relaxation and health benefits of gardening are widely known, and I would encourage anyone who wishes to produce home grown fare in a tranquil environment to contact Grainne as soon as possible as demand is expected to be high", he concluded.